In case you missed it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. just released its 2017 Citizenship Report. The report, entitled “People Planet Play,” which covers 2016 and select content from the first half of 2017, details Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives. There were many things that stood out as exemplary in the report. First, in terms of progress over the long term, Caesars coordinated the following:
- -23 percent energy reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2007;
- -35 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2007;
- -19 percent water use reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2008; and
- 43 percent of waste diverted away from landfills in 2016.
Caesars also continues to make advancements in diversity; 44 percent of managers are women, which is the highest ratio of women managers ever at Caesars, and is significantly higher than the national average of 38 percent. Currently, 37 percent of managers are from minority groups, an increase of 3 percentage points over 2015, and 67 percent higher than the national average of 21.9 percent. Caesars has a target for 50 percent of manager level or higher employees to be minorities or women by 2030.
In 2016 Caesars conducted nearly 65,000 hours of Responsible Gaming training for its employees, a 65 percent increase in training hours from 2015, and trained 49,617 employees in Responsible Gaming.
A total of $5 million was raised for charity ONE DROP through the World Series of Poker tournaments, bringing the total to $18.5 million raised since 2012.
The theme of the report is “People Planet Play”. Here are just a few more highlights from the report:
- All of the company’s U.S. hotel properties are Green Key eco-rated.
- Caesars continues to be committed to the wellbeing of its team members and funds more than $15 million each year to support its Wellness Rewards program.
- Since 2010, Caesars has gifted $3 million to Clean the World.
Caesars has long been an active promoter of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) rights, both in support of its own team members and also through advancing legislation and initiatives to welcome members of the LGBTQ community as equals in our society in every respect.
- Caesars has made a commitment to LEDs. By the end of 2016, it had upgraded over 260,000 tubes in parking garages, storage and mechanical rooms, back-of-house corridors, kitchens, office spaces and many other locations.
To learn more about Caesars’ recent CSR activities, click here.